Riding a motorcycle in Tampa can be an enjoyable experience, but it is still fraught with danger. Whether it is other drivers who are not paying strict attention to the motorcyclist or due to the vulnerability that is inherent when riding a motorcycle, any crash can quickly turn into a fatal motorcycle accident. No matter the circumstances, those who have been affected by a wrongful death incident will probably want to understand what to do after it happens.
There are a multitude of dangers when a Tampa resident is out on the road as a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist or driver. Oftentimes, people on the roads are at risk of being involved in a wrongful death incident. When there is a loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, those who have been affected need to understand what to do next.
Florida is known for its warm weather and outdoor activities throughout the year. Many people have pools in their homes or communities. While many owners and overseers are vigilant about proper safety practices when it comes to a pool, there is still a large number of injuries and drowning incidents. While some happen as a matter of circumstance, others are due to a negligent property owner. Premises liability can lay the foundation for filing a case to receive compensation after a pool accident.
Tampa readers may have read about the $64.5 million verdict in a recent local lawsuit involving a serious construction accident. Filed by a construction worker who was nearly killed when a prefabricated building fell on him at a construction site in 2009, the lawsuit named three companies, including the construction company the man worked for at the time of the accident, a fertilizer company that owned the site and another construction company that was hired to work on the site. A jury decided that the landowner bore most of the blame for the man's injuries.
Sustaining a Florida injury can have a devastating impact on a person's life. The impact can be far greater if the accident led to a fatality. Unfortunately, this has happened to far too many Florida residents, who have lost a loved one from fatal workplace accidents, fatal car crashes and medical errors. But, the truly sad fact is that most fatalities from these kinds of accidents may have been caused by the negligence of another party.
Car accidents are not just a common problem in Florida, but throughout the United States. No matter how extensive the reminders of law enforcement officers regarding safe operation of a vehicle, the number of people getting injured or killed in car crashes keeps escalating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 6,800 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the first quarter of 2014. NHTSA expects that the casualty count will be higher after the holiday season and Superbowl. With this said, more and more Florida residents are continually at risk of injury or death due to car accidents.
If a person's manner of death is preventable, it would be difficult for the family to accept their loved one's passing. Unfortunately, many cases of workplace fatalities result from preventable accidents, and sometimes negligence.
Like anywhere else in the country, inadequate maintenance at a Florida property can lead to an accident. The same goes for premises that need repair or have hazardous conditions. Among the simplest hazards that can cause serious injuries to workers and customers is a wet floor.
Negligence should never lead to the loss of human life. Unfortunately, too many times it does. Perhaps even more unfortunate, when the death of someone in the custody of law enforcement officers occurs, such as recently happened in a Florida wrongful death case that led to an out-of-court settlement, getting anyone to admit to wrongdoing can be nearly impossible.
Every driver in Florida is responsible for their own safety and the safety of other motorists sharing the road. It goes without saying that no driver wants to be involved in a car accident. But it also goes without saying that fewer car accidents would happen if all drivers exercised more caution behind the wheel. Drivers are responsible for following all traffic rules and regulations at all times. Unfortunately, many personal injury cases in the U.S. still occur as a result of car accidents. One of the common causes of accidents is speeding.